MIAMI - The U.S. men's national team will be in Miami for a two-day training camp ahead of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The 23 players called in for the games will meet in Miami on Sunday. They'll head to San Jose, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, where they face the Ticos three days later.
"The Costa Rica game in San Jose is the biggest game in 2013 for all of us because we want to win there," said head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "We want to qualify as soon as possible for the World Cup in Brazil. We want to get the first ever three points in World Cup qualifying in Costa Rica. Everyone needs to understand there will be a lot of tension. We need to be very well prepared mentally and physically and give them a real game. And if you look at the quality of our roster and our players, we have the quality to get the three points."
The U.S. faces Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 10. The U.S. leads its qualifying group with 13 points from 6 matches, and is riding a record 12-match winning streak that includes the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship.
Here's the players called in for the qualifiers:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City) John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
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